• 1 The mind body connection: Energetic Wisdom New Forest
  • 2 New General Manager at Careys Manor in the New Forest
  • 3 Focus on high street business success - Hassan Hicks Lymington
  • 4 Lime Wood celebrates International Women’s Day
  • 5 Oscar Pet Foods and Home Delivery Service New Forest
  • 6 Four international awards for SenSpa's natural beauty products
  • 7 BHG Marine sale to Berthon's Lymington Marina
  • 8 Health and Social Care - Life Matters for Lymington from Lester Aldridge
  • 9 A good night's sleep thanks to the New Forest's SenSpa
  • 10 Weddings in the New Forest
  • The mind body connection: Energetic Wisdom New Forest

    Energetic Wisdom: all things positive stem from a positive mind!

    The mind body connection - New Forest Soul Whisperer explains

    energetic wisdom tony mills1 600 Tony Mills calls himself a “Soul Whisperer”.

    When you meet him you soon learn why and what he means.

    If you often or just sometimes feel depressed...

    ...if you have niggling aches and pains wherever they are in your body...

    ... if like most of us from time to time you just have that feeling that things are not right with you, you don’t feel good about yourself and you’re somehow not dealing with things as you’d like, you don’t know why

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  • New General Manager at Careys Manor in the New Forest

    New General Manager appointed at Careys Manor in the New Forest

    Award-winning country house hotel and spa, with three excellent restaurants, welcomes new general manager.

    Careys Manor Hotel and SenSpa has welcomed a new general manager. Steve Woodrow, 44, has over 25 years’ experience in the hotel industry, having worked for premier 4* and 5* hotels both in the UK and abroad.

    Steve Woodrow General Manager Careys Manor Hotel New Forest Steve comes to Careys Manor from the Solent Hotel and Spa in Fareham, where he was general manager for five years, overseeing a 117-bedroom hotel, 13 meeting rooms, and a 1 rosette restaurant and bar and spa. Steve

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  • Focus on high street business success - Hassan Hicks Lymington

    Secrets to survival and success of a New Forest high street business

    Hassan Hicks optometrist and dispensing optician  Lymington

    Hassan Hicks exterior Lymington Hassan Hicks is a long established private business. It’s a family owned, traditional ophthalmic and dispensing optician and contact lens specialist which also markets fabulous top quality spectacles, and has always been based in Lymington. NHS sight tests and private eye examinations are carried out by fully qualified staff using the most modern equipment and a warm welcome is always extended to new patients.

    Business role model for success

    Unusually, this isn't intended as a promotional article! In fact because they

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  • Lime Wood celebrates International Women’s Day

    Lime Wood New Forest celebrates International Women’s Day

    Inspirational thoughts for individuals and organisations alike

    Social enterprise companies Belu Water, Rubies in the Rubble and From Babies with Love all led by women are striving to make a difference in a troubled world whilst also making healthy profits. They serve as fantastic examples of how businesses can lead the way in many directions.

    Lime Wood organised and hosted a superb evening for members of its Herb House Spa and other locals.

    Karen Lynch, Jenny Costa and Cecilia Crossley at Lime Wood on International Women's Day First there were fizz and delicious non alcoholic cocktails accompanied by delicious canapés, and lots of interesting chat as the

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  • Oscar Pet Foods and Home Delivery Service New Forest

    The waggy tails of the dogs who love OSCAR

    And of Clare who delivers OSCAR Pet Foods to your New Forest door

    oscar happy dogs springers boettger aero mum ruby daughter No more decisions to make about which brand to buy, no more heavy loads of pet foods to carry home. Buying Oscar makes life easier all round, as well as making healthy sense for your pet. 

    13 Years with OSCAR says it all!

    There have been four much loved Springer Spaniels in the Boettger Family over the last 13 years, and they’ve all dined happily on Oscar. As the latest in the lineage mum Aero and her daughter

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  • Four international awards for SenSpa's natural beauty products

    Four international awards for SenSpa's natural beauty products

    New Forest based SenSpa named Best Value Spa Brand, with three products winning categories. 

    Luxury New Forest brand SenSpa, part of the historic Careys Manor Hotel in Brockenhurst, was recognised at the Beauty Shortlist 2019 Awards, winning won four international awards for its natural beauty products and brand.

    SenSpa beauty products with four international awards 2019 The spa was named Best Value Spa Brand and won both the Best Body Butter and Best Scalp Care Shampoo categories. SenSpa’s Himalayan Bath Salts also won the Wellbeing Editor’s Choice category.

    Perfect to use after a long soak in the bath, the Relaxing Therapist Touch

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  • BHG Marine sale to Berthon's Lymington Marina

    BHG Marine sale to Berthon's Lymington Marina 

    David and Paul Martin pleased with the sale of their family business to a fellow family-owned company.

    BHG marine sell to Berthons Lymington Marina During February David and Paul Martin announced the sale of their family businesses, BHG Marine and Willow Marine, to Lymington Marina, a subsidiary of Berthon.

    The evolution will see all BHG and Willow staff retained and both businesses continuing under Lymington Marina, and the sale is a big positive for BHG which had been seeking a satisfactory progression for its long established family business.

    After 62 years’ service to the Marine Industry, David Martin will now

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  • Health and Social Care - Life Matters for Lymington from Lester Aldridge

    Crisis in health and social care - but help at hand

    Free consultation with community care team at Lester Aldridge

    This month’s Life Matters from Lester Aldridge Solicitors focuses on the health and social care crisis which has been a subject of debate and media headlines for quite some time. Lester Aldridge Life Matters - about people suffering from the crisis in health and social care

    Lester Aldridge’s new Community Care team is helping people who need guidance through the maze of confusing and sometimes conflicting guidance available about health and social care.

    As reported by James from the Community Care team...

    “Recent research by Age UK reports that since the 2017 Spring Budget, an average of

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  • A good night's sleep thanks to the New Forest's SenSpa

    A good night's sleep thanks to the New Forest's SenSpa

    SenSpa’s new fragrance-led Sleep Therapy products help promote a good night’s sleep

    Senspa Sleep Therapy BodyBalm A good night’s sleep is crucial for both physical and mental health, and a luxury Thai SenSpa in the New Forest is launching two fragrance-led Sleep Therapy products to help relax the mind and body.

    We Brits love our sleep, but with busy lives, hectic work schedules – and a growing addiction to technology – many are struggling to get the full eight hours recommended by experts. A good night’s rest boosts communication skills and aids memory, creativity and decision-making.


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  • Weddings in the New Forest

    Weddings in the New Forest

    Our 2019 review of wedding venues and suppliers  

    The New Forest boasts dreamy venues and a multitude of professional and reliable suppliers

    So what makes the perfect wedding day? There are a few things that can be tricky - finding a fiancé(e) for starters, and then of course the unpredictable British weather (although a rainy wedding day can make for some glorious pictures !) Here in the New Forest we have pretty much everything else covered. So, if you're planning a wedding sit back and read on...

    The perfect wedding venue for every style

    The New Forest

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Empty Bowls Soup Week Lymington

Charity Events
2019-03-04 10:00 - 2019-03-10 16:00
Lymington - New St, Lymington SO41, UK
First Line of Venue Address
See details for locations

Empty Bowls Soup Week empty bowls soup week 4-10 March 2019

Lymington Mon 4 - Sun 10 March at various venues

Local potters have donated beautiful bowls, local restaurants and cafes are donating delicious soup, we just need to go and pay and eat it and can then if we wish take our empty bowl away with us.  And whilst enjoying this fun we'll be supporting an important local charity.

It's all the brainchild of Jules Carpenter and Trina Hart to raise money for New Forest Basics Bank - money which has never been more needed, even here in Lymington and surrounding areas.  That in itself may seem scandalous but at least we can do something constructive to help next week.

Gather your friends and go and eat soup next week!

Local potters Vinegar Hill in Milford on Sea together with others in and around the New Forest have donated beautifully hand-crafted bowls out of which you will drink your soup.

Local restaurants and cafes at Stanwell House, St Barbe Museum and Art Gallery, The Larder and Greedo are all donating the soup.  See below for days/times at each location.

By buying a bowl of soup during this campaign you will be helping to provide basic essentials for those who need this support in our community.

Get your beautiful bowls and soup here...participating Lymington venues

All these venues in Central Lymington are donating the all important soup for your bowls:

Stanwell House Hotel:  Mon-Fri 

Greedo: Mon-Sat

The Larder: Tues - Thurs 

The Old School Cafe at St Barbe Museum and Art Gallery: Sunday from 11.30 (NB cafe is open to everybody)

The nitty gritty

  • Minimum £10 CASH ONLY donation
  • Limited number of bowls
  • Choose your bowl
  • Enjoy your soup
  • You are welcome to keep your bowl - or give it back for resale!

The organisers and supporters

This initiative was instigated by Jules Carpenter Pottery and Trina Hart of the Local Art Scene and is supported by Thesis Asset Management, Lymington Printing Company, Tony Jenvey from Solent Projects, Peter Cooper Ltd and Lymington Precision Engineering - along with an army of potters!

The all important potters!

These are:  Jules Ceramics • Jane Savill • JP Scribbles • IsDi Ceramics • High Ridge Pottery • Claudia Bailey • Sea & Sky Ceramics • Moon Studio Ceramics • Brick Kiln Pottery • Rachel Palmer • Muddy Puddles Pottery • Fran Fortesque • JustSo Ceramics • Vinegar Hill Pottery • Tim Thornton Ceramics • Three Just Potters.

Renowned New Forest potter David Rogers also runs a range of 1 and 3 day pottery courses at Vinegar Hill Pottery so if you're inspired contact Vinegar Hill to find out more!  

Along with all the other potters Dave is delighted to take part in this project as it “not only showcases ALL the local potters’ work, hobby potters and professional alike,  but is also helping such a worthy cause. There is such an interest and appreciation (as there should be) in handmade products at the moment, and so it is fantastic to get people’s work out there, being used as pots should be!  And then inspiring more people to start making pots!”

Latest news about Empty Bowls Soup Week...

For more information visit the Local Art Scene website

And to keep up to date and preview some of the beautiful soup bowls take a look at the Empty Bowls Facebook page

Read more about New Forest Basics Bank at Lymington

Click here for more information about the dedicated and hard working New Forest Basics Bank, and to find out the ways in which you can help all year round with the fundraising effort.



All Dates

  • From 2019-03-04 10:00 to 2019-03-10 16:00

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